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Haiti

Haiti ranked No. 78 in total trade value through October with a total of $1.97 billion. Exports totaled $1.14 billion and Imports totaled $830.24 million, a surplus of $307.66 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.97 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $634,660,686
2Port Everglades, Fla. $343,322,634
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $197,546,427
4Port of Houston $149,919,674
5Port of New York $113,327,394
6Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $101,393,548
7Port of New Orleans $82,382,976
8Miami International Airport $66,885,852
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $54,901,985
10Port of Lake Charles, La. $49,746,052

U.S. trade with Haiti rose to $1.97 billion through October

Haiti’s trade with the United States rose to $1.97 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.75 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Haiti’s exports increased 0.99 percent while imports rose 7.78 percent. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $307.66 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 73.1 percent of Haiti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 3.46 percent to $634.66 million.
    Exports fell 10.18 percent to $214.44 million. Imports rose 0.37 percent to $420.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 4.57 percent to $343.32 million.
    Exports rose 13.23 percent to $78.91 million. Imports rose 2.24 percent to $264.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 110.54 percent to $197.55 million.
    Exports rose 61.42 percent to $137.97 million. Imports rose 613.16 percent to $59.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 63.23 percent to $149.92 million.
    Exports rose 62.56 percent to $149.07 million. Imports rose 496.86 percent to $852,147.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York fell 7.97 percent to $113.33 million.
    Exports fell 8.16 percent to $113.08 million. Imports rose 3237.76 percent to $250,332.

Haiti ranked No. 78 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 77.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Haiti by value through October were the categories of Returned exports, with change; Gasoline, other fuels; Rice; Low value shipments; and Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen, respectively. They accounted for 66.81 percent of total exports to Haiti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Haiti –– T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 83.82 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Haiti:

  • Returned exports, with change fell 1.54 percent compared to last year to $296.05 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 9.66 percent compared to last year to $196.17 million.
  • Rice fell 15.19 percent compared to last year to $163.85 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 1.41 percent compared to last year to $54.9 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 1.31 percent compared to last year to $49.31 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Haiti:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 6.71 percent compared to last year to $309.51 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 7.21 percent compared to last year to $216.32 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 37.39 percent compared to last year to $71.12 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 12.23 percent compared to last year to $65.5 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted rose 55.63 percent compared to last year to $33.5 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Haiti recorded $2.31 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Haiti were $ 1.38 billion and imports from Haiti were $922.23 million. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $461.07 million.